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Intelligence And Intellectuals Quotes

He is far too intelligent to become really cerebral.

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin (1929)

Profession: American Author

There's always something suspect about an intellectual on the winning side.

Author: Vaclav Havel (1936)

Profession: Czech Playwright, President

It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.

Author: Stephen Hawking (1942)

Profession: British Theoretical Physicist

Intellectuals can tell themselves anything, sell themselves any bill of goods, which is why they were so often patsies for the ruling classes in nineteenth-century France and England, or twentieth-century Russia and America.

Author: Lillian Hellman (1905-1984)

Profession: American Playwright

A highbrow is the kind of person who looks at a sausage and thinks of Picasso.

Author: A. P. Herbert (1890-1971)

Profession: British Author, Politician

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.

Author: Don Herold


Unless one is a genius, it is best to aim at being intelligible.

Author: Anthony Hope (1863-1933)

Profession: British Writer

Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, But quickly to see how to make them good.

Author: Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915)

Profession: American Author, Publisher

Man is an intelligence, not served by, but in servitude to his organs.

Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Profession: British Author

Science and art are only too often a superior kind of dope, possessing this advantage over booze and morphia: that they can be indulged in with a good conscience and with the conviction that, in the process of indulging, one is leading the ''higher life.''

Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Profession: British Author

Nothing mattered except states of mind, chiefly our own.

Author: John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946)

Profession: British Economist

I think, therefore I am is the statement of an intellectual who underrates toothaches.

Author: Milan Kundera (1929)

Profession: Czech Author, Critic

It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect. We can go wrong in our minds. But what our blood feels and believes and says, is always true. The intellect is only a bit and a bridle.

Author: D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

Profession: British Author

Intelligence, in diapers, is invisible. And when it matures, out the window it flies. We have to pounce on it earlier.

Author: Stanislaw J. Lec (1909)

Profession: Polish Writer